Colorado Residents Assist in Raising $76,770 for Special Olympics Colorado Through Fourth Annual 'Tip-A-Cop' Fundraiser Held at Red Robin Restaurants

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers to present donation through special check presentation

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., May 12 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) together with Colorado law enforcement personnel, raised a record-breaking $76,770 for Special Olympics Colorado during its fourth time hosting the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser, surpassing its $65,000 goal. Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) Campaign (LETR). LETR, which includes an international series of torch runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop, is presented by more than 85,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics.

During the Tip-A-Cop fundraiser on Saturday, April 12, law enforcement personnel across the state along with local Special Olympics athletes collected tips from restaurant guests to be used for the continued development of Special Olympics training and competition programs throughout Colorado.

"We would like to thank Coloradoans for their generosity, as well as Red Robin and law enforcement personnel statewide for hosting such a successful event," said Mindy Watrous, president and chief executive officer of Special Olympics Colorado. "The money raised will help us continue to provide high-quality programming at no cost for more than 8,500 athletes across Colorado."

"We are honored to show our support for Special Olympics Colorado through this annual event," said Eric Houseman, Red Robin president and chief operating officer. "I'd like to thank our guests across the state for their participation and commitment to Special Olympics athletes in Colorado. The event's success was made possible by an outstanding community effort."

Red Robin delivered the $76,770 check to Special Olympics Colorado during a special presentation held on Wednesday, April 30 at the Arapahoe Red Robin(R) restaurant. In addition to raising funds for Special Olympics Colorado, Red Robin(R) restaurants participated in Tip-A-Cop events throughout Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oregon and Washington as well. Overall, Red Robin raised a grand total of $315,294 through Tip-A-Cop events to benefit each Special Olympics chapter in their respective states.

Red Robin has 21 restaurants in Colorado including eight locations in the Denver-metro area, four locations in Colorado Springs, and one location each in Boulder, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Grand Junction, Greeley, Lafayette, Longmont, Loveland and Westminster. For more information about Red Robin and to find additional restaurant locations, please visit http://www.redrobin.com.

About Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Nasdaq: RRGB)

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (http://www.redrobin.com), a casual dining restaurant chain founded in 1969 that operates through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Red Robin International, Inc., serves up wholesome, fun, feel-good experiences in a kid- and family-friendly environment. Red Robin(R) restaurants are famous for serving more than two dozen insanely delicious, high-quality gourmet burgers in a variety of recipes with Bottomless Steak Fries(R), as well as salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts, and signature Mad Mixology(R) Beverages. There are more than 390 Red Robin(R) restaurants located across the United States and Canada, including corporate-owned locations and those operating under franchise agreements.

About Special Olympics Colorado

Since 1969, Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) has been strengthening families, athletes and the very soul of our community through sports training and athletic competitions. Special Olympics Colorado provides year-round training and sponsors over 80 competitions at the area and state level in 20 sports for over 8,500 athletes statewide. With a base of more than 6,000 volunteers, hundreds of hours are donated allowing SOCO to support athletes of all ages and abilities, allowing them to build athletic, learning and social skills. Participation with other athletes, non-disabled peers (Unified Sports(R) partners), coaches, sponsors and volunteers builds confidence and creates opportunities to participate as productive and respected members of society by increasing public awareness of the athletes' capabilities. There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics. For more information visit http://www.specialolympicsco.org.

SOURCE Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.

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